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Caraga State University

Ampayon, Butuan City

EFFECT OF THE WATTPAD TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CAS

STUDENTS OF CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY

IN THE 1ST SEMESTER S.Y. 2014-2015

BY: Mhariemar Jaguit

Jee-Ar Alamo

March 2015

I. Introduction
Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people

through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone

can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. This online entertainment is getting

stronger and most of viewers are teens commonly students. As we all know things aren’t always

in a good influence to people. Everything has its own good side and bad side.

Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new

form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's

entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of

readers and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad is the only place that

offers a truly social and entirely mobile reading experience.

What most of the students do? Well, reading for the most part. All the stories on Wattpad

are free. Readers don’t have to pay to join the site or download the app, or to read any of those

stories, which can also be read on any computer, laptop, or tablet. There is a lot of interaction on

the site too. Comments are open at the bottom of each “part” and the most popular stories

generate a lot of feedback. This site is one of the most trending sites because many students can

easily relate their life to those fictions. This study really wants the students to know what would

be the possible reason why their academic performance is high or low. All things happen because

of our decision and this site is a choice, if a person let this things control her/him, or they control

it.

II. Objective
• To be able to know the profile of respondents.

• To know the extent of reading wattpad.

• To know the significant effect of reading wattpad to the academic performance of

respondents.

III. Significance of study

The significance of this study is to determine the effect of reading wattpad to their

academic performance of CAS students. The study also consists of some ideas in order to satisfy

the aim of this research and also to be able to create a study that could open the mind of

respondents to know the effect of this online entertainment called WATTPAD.

IV. Scope and Limitation

The researcher is focusing only on CAS student to know the reason why are they

reading wattpad and the effect of this in their studies. The study will be conducted at Caraga

State University, Ampayon, Butuan City in academic Year 2014-2015. It also limits to be 100

respondents will be taking from CAS.

Chapter II
Methodology

This chapter presents the population and sample, sampling design, sampling

procedure and statistical treatment.

Population and Sample

This study involved a population of 1,464 of CAS students who are served as the

respondents of this study.

Course No. of students No. of respondents

BSMATH 275 21

BSBIO 329 18

BSES 276 14

AB SOCIO 242 22

AB PL 260 23

BS PHYSICS 82 2

TOTAL 1,464 100


Sampling Design

CARAGA STATE
UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ARTS
AND SCIENCES

BS MATH 1,464 STUDENTS BS PHYSICS

275 82

BS BILOGY AB Phil. Lit.

329 260

BS ES AB SOCIOLOGY

276 242

Sampling Procedure

The researcher used survey questionnaire in gathering the data of this study. The
questionnaire has five (5) pieces of questions and every question has a minimum of three (3)
choices.

Statistical Treatment

The statistical tools which were used were the frequency, and arithmetic mean to describe
the profile of CAS. The test was utilized to determine the effect of wattpad to the academic
performance of CAS students.
Result and Discussion

Figure 1

This figure shows the year level of the 100 respondents. It shows that there are 50 1 st year
respondents and 38 2nd year respondents. There are also 12 respondents who are 3 rd year. It also
shows that there are no 4th year respondents.

Figure 2

This figure shows the 6 courses of College of Arts and Sciences and the number of
students who belong on a course. BS MATH has 21 respondents, BS BIOLOGY has 18
respondents, BS ES has 14 respondents, AB SOCIOLOGY has 22 respondents, AB Phil. Lit,
has 23 respondents and the BS PHYSICS has 2 respondents.
Figure 3

This figure shows that there 68 students who has an age of 16-18 years old and threw are
24 students belong to age 19-21 and 8students who belong in the age of 22-23.

Figure 4

This figure shows 3 groups, the group of students who has the GPA of 1.00-1.99 and
there are 15 students belong to this group, the group of students who has the GPA of 2.00-2.99
and there are 71 students who belong to the second group. And the 3 rd group with the GPA of
3.00-3.99 has 12 19 male and 81 female numbers of respondents.
Figure 5

This figure shows the gender of the 100 respondents. It shows that there are 19 male and
81 female.

Figure 6: question no. 1

In this figure it shows that there are 71 respondents who say that they prefer to read
wattpad once a week and it also shows that there are 12 respondents reading wattpad everyday. It
also shows that there are 18 prefer to read wattpad twice a week. This figure shows that out of
100 respondents, more than half of the respondents prefer to read wattpad once a week. This is
the answers of the respondents from the question number 1 (in one week, how many time(s) you
spend reading wattpad
Figure 7: question no. 2

This figure shows the number of students who choose if how many hours they spend in
reading wattpad. In this figure it shows 59 respondents says that they prefer to read wattpad for
just 1 hour and 13 respondents read wattpad for 2 hours. There are also 10 students who read
wattpad for 3 hours and there are 18 respondents choose to read wattpad for more than 3 hours.

Figure 8: question no. 3

This figure shows that there are 31 respondents choose to say that they read wattpad for
recreational time or past time and there are also 40 respondents who choose that wattpad give
them happiness. It also shows that there are 8 rspondents that choose to say that wattpad gave
them satisfaction. There are also 21 respondents read wattpad because they say that wattpad
gives moral lessons.
Figure 9: Question no. 4

In this figure it shows the answers of t6he respondents from the question “what do you
think is the positive effect when youre reading wattpad?” It shows that there are 40 respondents
choose “to widen the mind into reality” and there are also 41 students choose the choice “to
develop the 5 aspects of an individual”. In this figure there are also 9 respondents who choose
“gives happiness and satisfaction” and the choice “helps to forget problems” 10 number of
respondents.
Figure 10: Question no. 5

In this figure, this are the answers of the respondents from the question “what do you
think is the negative effect when you’re reading wattpad?” in this figure it shows the answer of
100 respondents and it also shows that there are 71 respondents says that the negative effect in
reading wattpad was they have less time to study, and there 4 students says that they are losing
self discipline. There are also respondents says that they can’t eat on time in reading wattpad. It
also shows that there are 9 respondents say they have lost their time for their family.

Conclusion:

Therefore, as we have study, it shows that most of the respondents from College of Arts
and Sciences read wattpad. We have found out that most of the respondents reads wattpad once a
week and it also shows that on that week most of the students read wattpad for just one (1) hour.
In this study it indicates that wattpad doesn’t affect the academic performance of the students.
There are also some of the respondents academic performance has affected and also few of them
read wattpad everyday and more than 3 hours but as we can see the results only few of them has
been failed there academic performance because of reading wattpad. It also shows that most of
the respondents says that wattpad makes them lost their time for their study, but as we can see in
only 12 students have a low GPA last semester. Most of them have a good performance in their
studies and we can say that wattpad doesn’t affect their academic performance.

Recommendation:

As we have study we found out that there is positive and negative effect of wattpad to the
students. We can say that, we have to minimize our time in reading wattpad. It doesn’t say that
we must stop reading wattpad it just that we have to use our time in a good way. For example if
we have projects, we must just stop for a while and do what we must do, like bonding with
family. Sometimes we forgot that the more we commit ourselves in reading we didn’t notice that
our family and friends are slowly gone. So read wattpad for good purpose and not for bad
purpose that can harm your study.
EFFECT OF THE WATTPAD TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CAS
STUDENTS OF CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY
IN THE 1ST SEMESTER S.Y. 2014-2015
Name: Course:
Year level: GPA last semester:
Gender: Age:
Questionnaire Survey
Direction: read each questions carefully and choice your answer and indicate your choice by drawing a check mark(
) on the line before of your choice.
1. In one week how many time(s) you spend reading watttpad stories?
Everyday Once a week
Twice A week
2. How many hour(s) will you spend reading wattpad?
1 hour 2 hours
3hours more than 3hours
3. Why are you reading wattpad?
Recreational time
Gives happiness
Gives satisfaction
Gives moral lesson
Others (please specify)
4. What do you think is positive effect when you’re reading wattpad?
To widen the mind into reality
To develop the 5 aspect of an individual (physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and social)
Gives happiness and satisfaction
Helps to forget problems
Others (please specify)
5. What do you think is negative effect when you’re reading wattpad?
Less time to study
Losing of self discipline
Can’t eat on time
Losing time for family and friends
Others (please specify)